Child, Family, or School Social Worker Salary

Child, Family, or School Social Workers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $36K per year. Earnings sit near $26K on the lower side but can approach $54K per year on the higher side. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Child, Family, or School Social Workers like their work and job satisfaction is high. There are far more female Child, Family, or School Social Workers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 86 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,529 - $56,630
(Median)
$28K
$36K
$57K
MEDIAN: $36,451
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$10.16 - $24.32
(Median)
$10
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,529 - $56,630  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,495  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,804 - $54,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 288
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $24.32  
   
Overtime
$7.93 - $48.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,495  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,804 - $54,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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Job Description for Child, Family, or School Social Worker

Child, family, or school social workers help support children who may be at risk due to circumstances at home, school, or other environments. As advocates for the children, the social worker acts as a liaison between various institutions, families, and the child. Typically, the social worker either identifies an at-risk child or is called in by some authority that has made this determination. The social worker works with the family to help create the best environment for the child, while assessing all health and psychological risks. Social workers in a school environment are typically charged with determining which students may be at risk and work with other teachers and counselors to aid the student and administer testing to help fully diagnose the extent of the student's needs.

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Child, Family, or School Social Worker Tasks

  • Work with parents, teachers, community organizations, internal partners, etc. on behalf of clients.
  • Carry out various administrative tasks in support of client service.
  • Address client needs (mental, social, educational, etc.) on an individual basis.

Common Career Paths for Child, Family, or School Social Worker


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Child, Family, or School Social Workers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Non-Profit Executive Director. The average Non-Profit Executive Director brings home $59K per year. It is quite typical for Child, Family, or School Social Workers to transition into roles as Licensed Clinical Social Workers or MSW Social Workers, where reported median earnings are $15K and $6K higher per year.

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Child, Family, or School Social Workers only report a few specific skills. Counseling and Case Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. It is not unusual for someone who knows Case Management to be familiar with Counseling as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Child, Family, or School Social Worker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Child, Family, or School Social Workers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $34K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $39K. Child, Family, or School Social Workers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $41K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $53K on average.

Child, Family, or School Social Worker Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Child, Family, or School Social Worker in Phoenix:
"How much time you spend driving."
Be patient, let clients tell their story. Don't judge. Be there for them.

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Experience Affects Child, Family, or School Social Worker Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Child, Family, or School Social Worker Salaries


Case Management
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National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 14%
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